Expert Tips On How To Play Up Your Eyes!

09/14/2007 at 09:00 AM ET


Choosing the right shade of eye shadow can be a daunting task, especially when shimmers, mattes, and frosts are thrown into the mix. Whether you’re a brown-eyed babe or a green-eyed goddess, our October issue of StyleWatch features the best eye shadows and tips for your eye color. Here, more great tips to make your eyes pop from Clarins celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose, who works on stars like Mischa Barton.

–Brown-eyed beauties rejoice! When it comes to eye shadows, you have the most options because brown is a neutral color that won’t clash with eye makeup. Just make sure that earth tones like brown, taupe or khaki are spiked with gold to keep the color from looking drab.

–Contrast is key. When selecting your eye shadow, choose one with a bit of contrast from your skin tone in order to keep the shade from disappearing on the skin and washing you out.

–Daytime shadow doesn’t have to be boring. Fun colors like metallics and shimmers can be worn during the day too. The best way to wear them is in small doses such as swipe of color or shimmer along the upper lash line. Mixing bolder colors with earth tones also keeps the look day-appropriate.

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Elda on

Her eyes are so pretty and i’m loving her make up, I have big eyes too and love wearing Loreal voluminous mascara to big them out even more.

Ashley on

I have big brown eyes.They’re a very dark brown,so dark you can’t see the pupil!I like wearing black mascara and I’ve just recently began using an angle brush to apply brown shadow along the bottom lash line.I only have a few colors of eye shadow.The palette I bought at Walmart only has 5 colors.So the only time I wear eye shadow is when I’m wearing those colors.But my favorite color to use is kind of a turqoise-y blue b/c it contrasts well with my eyes!

Anna on

I absolutely adore Mischa and think her eyes are gorgeous! I have brown eyes and I found out the thing that makes them pop the most for me is a shimmery light purple shadow. It makes them look fantastic!

liam on

two words…
Donna Mills

erin on

hi id like to join it love ya!!!!!!1

me on

her make-uup is rediculous. i could have done even better job with that in the dark…without mirror

LJC on

What has happend to her! She could be so much prettier than she lets herself be!!!!!!!!

Heather on

i absolutely envy her hair.
i love the color & style
&& her eyes.
i don’t like her.
but her makeup&hair is FAB-O

Anonymous on

what about blue eyes!! JEEzZz

Sasha on

Sorry…I think it looks heavy-handed and, unfortunately…whorish. Women look so much lovelier when you can see THEM, not the makeup.

JoLeena on

Wow i never ever new that

kallie on

dang…she needs to lighten up on the eyeliner….it is way too thick and dark for her pretty eyes. and i agree….what about blue eyes??

Alicia on

so good and cute!

———-> cOnGrAtUlAtIoNs <—————


She looks so refreshed a rejuvinated. Too bad that we havent seen or heard much about her lately.

jess on

For the person that is named “me” on the comment page: When is the last time you looked in the mirror, i bet you could use a little more make-up your self, that’s right make-up not make-uup. Now the girl named sasha it’s not whorish, what year are you living in again the 70’s! Wake up it’s 2007. Any one who is dogging this girl is jealous or envious. She is definatly beautiful!

maia on

She looks fabulous giving emphasis to the eyes rather than the cheeks. And I do not think she looks whorish. If you look closely, the heavy eyeliner is the only obvious, and the rest looks just as natural. Do you agree?

swdrms81 on

I dont think it looks to bad but I dont think it looks that good either. I think it could have been done better in a different color for her. I think its dark for her, other people can pull off those shades and look great. She is a beautiful girl but I have seen her make-up look better.

Amelie on

I have hazel eyes (mostly brown at times), and i really want to find colors that are good for my eye color. This helps

Veronica on

I have light brown eyes and blonde hair…I wear purple liner, lavender/purple shadow and layer on the Great Lash in blackest black. It makes my eyes POP!

Mikayla on

I love playing with eye make-upp.
Especially on other people when i get to use different eyeshadows. Contrast is the best thing you can do for your eyes to make them stand out. Brown eyes are fun, you can use just about anything, although smokey eyes with dark purples and greens look the best. :]]

Jessica on

I am sorry but I think that is a little bit to hectic. There is too much going on. With makeup you are supposed to have a nice neutral glow. No offense, Mischa.

Anonymous on

are yo insane or sane because those eyes look ugly why somuch makeup on

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turtlewindsfirewalker on

her eyes look ok to me
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